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Seeing hope: FDA panel considers gene therapy for blindness
(AP) — A girl saw her mother’s face for the first time. A boy tore through the aisles of Target, marveling at toys he never knew existed. A teen walked onto a stage and watched the stunned expressions of celebrity judges as he wowed “America’s Got Talent.”
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

FDA okays continuous blood sugar monitor
(AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first continuous blood sugar monitor for diabetics that doesn’t need backup finger prick tests.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Music good for the soul and for the lungs, too
MORRIS, Ill. (AP) — The Diagnostic and Rehabilitative Center of Morris Hospital has a variety of machines to work out patients’ muscles including one you might not expect — a harmonica.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Recent wave of World War II memoirs may also be the last
NEW YORK (AP) — Don Stratton, one of the few remaining surviving veterans from the bombing of Pearl Harbor, had been holding on to his memories for more than 70 years.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Will cancer immune therapy work for everyone?
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dennis Lyon was a genetic train wreck. Cancer was ravaging his liver, lungs, bones and brain, and tests showed so many tumor mutations that drugs targeting one or two wouldn’t do much good. It seemed like very bad news, yet his doctors were encouraged.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Wanted: 1 million people for unprecedented study on genes, habits, health
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments and lifestyles interact — and to finally customize ways to prevent and treat disease.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

FDA okays Glaxo's inhaler, 1st to combine 3 meds
(AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first inhaler that combines three medicines to ease breathing in patients with emphysema or chronic bronchitis.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Disability Expo set for Oct. 23-24 in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Assistive Technology Program is sponsoring a Statewide disAbility Expo in Springfield at the BOS Convention Center on Monday October 23 and Tuesday, October 24, 2017. The hours for the Expo are 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

DMH announces free prostate cancer screening
DECATUR — Free prostate cancer screenings will be offered on Friday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cancer Care Center of Decatur, 210 W. McKinley Ave. in Decatur.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

St. Mary's hosting AARP driver safety program
DECATUR — Cars, traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads we travel every day change constantly. Keep your knowledge and driving skills up-to-date and you’ll feel more confident on the road.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

How children dressed in Lincoln's Time program
SPRINGFIELD — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has obtained an amazing trove of documents that trace one southern Illinois family’s history, from arriving in America to surviving fires and floods to suffering tragic losses in war.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Trove of documents traces Illinois family's history
SPRINGFIELD — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has obtained an amazing trove of documents that trace one southern Illinois family’s history, from arriving in America to surviving fires and floods to suffering tragic losses in war.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Age matters when screening for cervical cancer
WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting checked for cervical cancer isn’t one-size-fits-all: Millions of women may soon have to decide between a routine Pap or a newer test that detects if they have a cancer-causing virus.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

MS patients with respiratory infections risk relapse
URBANA, Ill. — For most of us, the flu is just the flu. We suffer through it for several days, and eventually bounce back. But for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurological diseases, the flu can trigger a cascade of immune responses that result in a full-blown relapse of the disease. In a recent study from the University of Illinois, researchers shed light on what may be happening in the brains of MS patients during upper respiratory infections.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Celebrities and loved ones remember Jerry Lewis
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The life of famed comedian Jerry Lewis was celebrated in Las Vegas, where host Tony Orlando told funny stories in an event that was more joyous than gloomy, as the comic would have wanted.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Credit bureaus ease the deep pain of medical debt for a few
(NerdWallet via AP) — Too many Americans have bad credit because of unpaid medical bills. That’s not likely to change any time soon, despite two reforms in how those bills will be reported to the credit bureaus.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

New drug reduces heart attacks, but is that enough?
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — So-so results for a new type of cholesterol drug have left Merck in a quandary: Does the company try to bring it to market or scrap it?
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Medicare to foot the bill for supervised treadmill exercise therapy for leg pain
CHICAGO (AP) — Three times a week, Rita Driscoll steps onto a treadmill at a Minnesota hospital under the eye of a rehab therapist. She walks until it hurts — pushing her limits, walking faster and adding steeper inclines.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Driver forced to gun engine and jump drawbridge
LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A driver was forced to gun his engine and jump a drawbridge that began rising as he crossed it with his family.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Researchers: Weight loss not necessary for joint surgery
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — For Blake Kadra, arthritis had caused him to stop playing sports, rendered walking and yard work painful, and made him a candidate for total knee replacement surgery.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

TMH nurse discusses signs of stroke with seniors
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s, Kristy Cesaretti, RN, Emergency Department Nurse Manager, spoke to residents at Hickory Estates of Taylorville.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Senior Police Academy begins September 7
TAYLORVILLE — The 2017 Senior Police Academy will begin September 7, 2017 and will be held at the City of Taylorville Municipal Building unless otherwise noted. As always the Senior Police Academy provides informational seminars on law enforcement, safety, health, financial, and technology as well as others areas of interest for seniors. These seminars run every Thursday morning beginning at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Grab your bonnet and musket for a step back in time
STURBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Perhaps it was the intrigue of a straw bed or the chance to finally shoot a gun, but when asked to spend a night living like a farmer in the 19th century, I jumped at the opportunity.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Donates To Sr. Citizens
TAYLORVILLE — Recently, Debbie Johnson presented two donations to the Senior Citizens of Christian County. The donations were made on behalf of the Stonington Bunco Club and the Omicron Epsilon chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi social sorority. Donations such as Johnson’s are used by the Center to provide senior transportation for the County’s senior citizens.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Taylorville Senior Center offers free insurance counseling service for seniors
TAYLORVILLE — One of the many services the Taylorville Senior Center offers is the Senior Health Insurance Program, or SHIP.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Seniors snap up nat'l park passes before price hike
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Seniors are snapping up so many lifetime passes good for U.S. national parks and other recreation areas ahead of a steep price increase later this month that some government agencies have run out and started issuing vouchers.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Memorial to host fitness seminar for adults over 40
SPRINGFIELD — Memorial Medical Center will host a free introductory session for athletes and active adults over 40 years old at 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 22, at Memorial SportsCare.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tenn. tourism launches website to recruit retirees
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee tourism officials are launching a website that aims to recruit retirees to settle down in the state.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

8 Ind. siblings have 448 years of marriage
 VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) — Eight siblings who grew up in southwestern Indiana have amassed nearly 450 years of combined marriage.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

LLCC showcases opportunities for lifelong learners Aug. 10
SPRINGFIELD—A desire to learn has no age limit, and LLCC is showcasing learning opportunities for those ages 50 and older at its Academy for Lifelong Learning summer kickoff. It will be held Thursday, Aug. 10 from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Trutter Center on the LLCC-Springfield campus.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Chasing a dream? Fix your finances first
(NerdWallet via AP) — Mark Howard of Basalt, Colorado, earned a hefty six-figure income during his 25-year career in financial services. His dream, though, was to teach high school — a job that paid about $40,000 a year.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

NerdWallet: How to eat well and stay fit on a budget
(NerdWallet via AP) — Q: I’m trying to eat better and exercise more, but I don’t have a ton of money in my budget to spare. How can I live healthily on the cheap?
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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